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AL-HUDAIDAH, YEMEN, January 14, 2021 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently completed the construction of a solar-powered, deep-water well that provides clean water to 3,015 people in the Yahya Yousef village of Yemenโ€™s Al-Hudaidah governorate.

The well, which is 120 meters deep, uses solar energy to power a pump that fills two 3,000 liter tanks. Approximately 450 families now have access to uncontaminated water through multiple taps at the base of the tanks. This enables them to fill jerry cans and bottles with clean water for drinking, washing and cooking.

The $25,000 well is the first one of its kind established by the charity in the region, according toย ย Elizabeth Sohail, programs manager at Baitulmaal.

โ€œWater projects are really special to our hearts,โ€ Sohail said. โ€œThis project will go on for a long time to bless family after family and generation after generation.โ€

In a live-streamed update on Baitulmaalโ€™s relief efforts in Yemen, Sohail revealed that the well was dedicated in honor of Carson Caldwell, a cross-country cyclist who embarked on a journey from Pennsylvania to California to raise awareness about the Yemen humanitarian crisis and to raise funds for emergency aid efforts through Baitulmaal.

โ€œYou can just see the effect that something so simple like water can have to people who really need it,โ€ Carson said during the event. โ€œItโ€™s beautiful to know that this charity, Baitulmaal, is in these places where itโ€™s difficult to bring aid to certain parts of the world. Itโ€™s incredible to see the work being done in Yemen and itโ€™s such an honor to be associated with it.โ€

In 2000, the World Bank stated that Yemen was experiencing a โ€œdire and worsening water situation.โ€ Since then, conflict, climate change, a cholera epidemic and a global pandemic have left the countryโ€™s residents, many of whom are internally displaced, even more vulnerable. According to the UN, over 80% of the population relies on humanitarian aid, and more than half of the population does not have access to clean water.

Since 2018, Baitulmaal has sent over $10.4 million in aid that provided meals, antibiotics, medical supplies, winter relief, water and hygiene kits to Yemen. If you would like to learn more or contribute to the emergency aid programs at Baitulmaal, please visit their website at Baitulmaal.org.

Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the charity has offices in: Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; Amman and Al Ramtha, Jordan; and Karachi, Pakistan.

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Baitulmaal Digs 10 New Donor-Funded Wells in Pakistan https://baitulmaal.org/baitulmaal-digs-10-new-donor-funded-wells-in-pakistan/ Thu, 07 Jan 2021 22:00:00 +0000 https://baitulmaal.org/?p=87961

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KARACHI, PAKISTAN, January 7, 2021 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently completed the construction of 10 new hand-pump wells now providing water to approximately 2,200 individuals in villages in rural Pakistan around four to five hours drive from Karachi.

Each well was funded by a generous Baitulmaal donor. Below is a list of villages and each corresponding dedication as well as the number of villagers who now have access to safe, clean water.

  • Hashim Larani, in honor of Alhaj Omar Hussein Alzaben, accessible to 140 villagers.
  • Achar Shoro, in honor of Hassan Khalil Tarifi and Talee3a Khalil Tarifi, accessible to 192 villagers.
  • Nehar Mallah, in honor of Ibtehal Ass, Waseem Yousef Tarifi and Rasheed Awad Tarifi, accessible to 289 villagers.
  • Soomar Parheri, in honor of Khalil Meqdad, Jannah Abdallah and Yusra Abu Alhawa, accessible to 170 villagers.
  • Muhammad Parheri, in honor of Nayef Qasem, Abdel Baset Taha, Awni Karmi, Atef Taha and Yousef Abdallah, accessible to 174 villagers.
  • Sawan Tharani, in honor of Jihad Shehadeh, accessible to 139 villagers.
  • Khan Tharani, in honor of Jannah Abdallah, Khalil Miqdad and Yusra Mustafa, accessible to 140 villagers.
  • Muhammad Siddique Mallah, in honor of Shahid Kemal Pasha and Azra Shahid Pasha, accessible to 600 villagers.
  • Muhammad Siddique Malkani, in honor of Ar-Razzaq and Al-Mughni, accessible to 203 villagers.
  • Soomar Jat, in honor of Saadat Khan, accessible to 154 villagers.

According to the World Bank, access to improved water sources in Pakistan has been on the decline in recent years. This has been compounded by a historic monsoon season last year, which flooded the region and drove people from their homes in search of dry land and clean drinking water. Worldwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 780 million people lack access to clean water.

Funding improved water sources can help reverse the trend, according to Elizabeth Sohail, programs manager at Baitulmaal.

“These 10 wells will provide clean drinking water for more than 2 million meals every year,” said Sohail. “Our donors are playing an essential role in pushing back against contaminated water and the waterborne illnesses it causes.”

Donors who are interested in water access projects or in dedicating a well to honor a loved one can visit Baitulmaal.org to learn more.

Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the charity has offices in: Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; Amman and Al Ramtha, Jordan; and Karachi, Pakistan.

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Critical Aid Reaches Yemen: 60,300 Meals; 100 Hygiene, Winter Kits for 600 Displaced Yemenis https://baitulmaal.org/critical-aid-reaches-yemen-60300-meals-100-hygiene-winter-kits-for-600-displaced-yemenis/ Tue, 05 Jan 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://baitulmaal.org/?p=87926

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IBB, YEMEN, January 5, 2021 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently completed an emergency winter aid delivery to 600 internally displaced Yemenis suffering from poverty, malnutrition and disease.

Food baskets containing a monthโ€™s supply of meals were provided to 100 families who lost their shelters due to displacement in recent months. Recipients include families with edlerly, special needs, disabled, ill, pregnant or breastfeeding members. Four hundred blankets were also distributed to vulnerable families in addition to 100 hygiene kits and winter essentials.

The critical aid is in response to the deteriorating situation in Yemen, according to Elizabeth Sohail, programs manager at Baitulmaal.

โ€œMalnutrition is worsening,โ€ Sohail said. โ€œCOVID-19 has driven even more Yemenis from their homes, leaving them in danger from hunger and the cold unless we act quickly.โ€

According to the UN, one in five children are severely malnourished, and 80 percent of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance. Nearly six years of conflict has displaced an estimated 4 million Yemenis, and the International Organization for Migration reports that 100,000 people were displaced in 2020 due to continued political unrest, insecurity and COVID-19.

Since 2018, Baitulmaal has sent over $5.6 million in aid that provided meals, antibiotics, medical supplies and hygiene kits to Yemen. If you would like to learn more or contribute to the emergency aid programs at Baitulmaal, please visit their website at Baitulmaal.org.

Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the charity has offices in: Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; Amman and Al Ramtha, Jordan; and Karachi, Pakistan.

 

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Food, Winter Kits Delivered to 500 Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh https://baitulmaal.org/food-winter-kits-delivered-to-500-rohingya-refugees-in-bangladesh/ Mon, 28 Dec 2020 14:00:00 +0000 https://baitulmaal.org/?p=87876

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COXโ€™S BAZAR, BANGLADESH, December 28, 2020 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently completed an emergency winter aid delivery for 500 Rohingya refugees who fled the genocide in Myanmar.

Field workers distributed 100 winter kits and 100 food packages to families struggling with hunger and cold conditions inside camps in Coxโ€™s Bazar along the southeastern border of Bangladesh. Families with vulnerable members such as those who are chronically ill, disabled, elderly, breastfeeding or pregnant received the urgent intervention.

Three years of violence against the Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has resulted in over 860,000 refugees fleeing into nearby Bangladesh. Living in 34 overcrowded camps in Coxโ€™s Bazar, the Rohingya have suffered from recent flooding and COVID-19 outbreaks. Such worsening conditions have severely impacted access to food, water and health services.ย 

Baitulmaal delivered winter aid to 930 Rohingya refugees earlier this year. Prior to that, the charity provided more than 590,000 meals and winter relief for over 15,000 Rohingya refugees as well as funding for shelters.

If you would like to learn more or to contribute to the emergency aid programs at Baitulmaal, please visit their website at Baitulmaal.org.

Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the charity has offices in: Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; Amman and Al Ramtha, Jordan; and Karachi, Pakistan.

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500 Recently Displaced Syrian Children Receive Winter Warmth https://baitulmaal.org/500-recently-displaced-syrian-children-receive-winter-warmth/ Wed, 23 Dec 2020 14:00:00 +0000 https://baitulmaal.org/?p=87845

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IDLIB, SYRIA, December 23, 2020 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently delivered 500 winter relief kits to children of internally displaced families in northern Syria.

The winter relief kits were distributed in the Nasaim Al-Khayr and Maryam camps of Maaโ€™rat Masrin in the Idlib countryside. Five hundred recently displaced children were fitted with new shoes and winter clothes such as coats, gloves, hats and scarves.

Elizabeth Sohail, programs manager at Baitulmaal, said that many families in the camps had previously not received any humanitarian assistance. The winter kits are part of a larger effort to get critical aid to recently displaced families facing worsening hardships in Syria.

“While there are camps that are well established, the ongoing violence continues to displace Syrians from their homes,” said Sohail. “New makeshift camps means new needs for newly displaced families, and we must act quickly to help them survive.”

According to the UN, 6.7 million Syrians have been internally displaced in the course of a nearly decade-long conflict in the country, which accounts for the largest internally-displaced population in the world. A cold winter and COVID-19 are exacerbating an already dire situation where the countryโ€™s economy is declining and malnutrition is soaring.ย 

Last month, Baitulmaal distributed bread for 94,677 meals to families facing food insecurity in Syria. The charity also installed gas stove heaters in Syrian schools to provide warmth to 560 students, in addition to installing solar power systems in three schools that provide education to 2,285 students.ย 

Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the charity has offices in: Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; Amman and Al Ramtha, Jordan; and Karachi, Pakistan.

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Beirut Hospital Receives Hard-to-Find Medications for 200 Patients in Second Round of Aid https://baitulmaal.org/beirut-hospital-receives-hard-to-find-medications-for-200-patients-in-second-round-of-aid/ Thu, 17 Dec 2020 14:00:00 +0000 https://baitulmaal.org/?p=87799

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BEIRUT, LEBANON, December 17, 2020 — Dallas-based charity Baitulmaal, along with Chicago-based healthcare access organization MedGlobal, delivered the second round of medications to Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut that included hard-to-find medicines for 200 patients who were injured in the August 4 blast.

One hundred emergency patients, along with another one hundred patients with non-communicable diseases, will receive a three-month supply of critical medications free of charge in the latest shipment of aid. According to Dr. Firas Abiad, general manager of Rafik Hariri University Hospital, many medications have been in short supply since the August 4 explosion in the Beirut port, and medications such as heparin have been out of stock for the past several months.

The medications are part of Baitulmaalโ€™s $686,000 emergency aid package to Lebanon, which includes food, water, hygiene kits, and financial assistance to families in need, in addition to clean-up efforts initiated after the blast.

The World Health Organization lists the victims of the August 4 blast as 203 people dead, another 6,500 injured and over 300,000 homeless. The explosion also severely damaged Lebanonโ€™s critical health infrastructure and led to a shortage of medical supplies.

In addition to providing hospitals with medications, Baitulmaal is reconstructing homes of vulnerable families affected by the blast. Part of this effort is also rehabilitating portions of hospitals that were destroyed. Donations for Lebanon can be made at baitulmaal.org/donate.

Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Dallas, the charity has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit as well as international offices in Jordan, Kenya and Pakistan.

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Bread for 94,677 Meals Distributed in Northern Syria https://baitulmaal.org/bread-for-94677-meals-distributed-in-northern-syria/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 14:00:00 +0000 https://baitulmaal.org/?p=87731

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IDLIB, SYRIA, December 8, 2020 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian aid organization, distributed bread forย 94,677ย meals to displaced families in northern Syria.

Baitulmaal field workers distributedย 6,275 bags ofย fresh-baked bread to 575 Syrian households in rural Idlib, prioritizing those with children, elderly or disabled members as well as families who have not yet received humanitarian assistance. Local governments have reduced bread subsidies despite food prices continuing to soar, creating a difficult situation for Syrian families.ย 

According to the UN, more than 9.3 million people are suffering from food insecurity in Syria, an increase of 1.4 million since last year. Recent rains have damaged tents of displaced Syrians ahead of the winter season, further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis.

Last year, Baitulmaal delivered 754,602 mealsย to displaced Syrian families living in make-shift camps. The charity also installed gas stove heaters in Syrian schools to provide warmth to 560 students, in addition to installing solar power systems in three schools that provide education to 2,285 students.ย 

Donors interested in giving to help people in Syria can donate online at baitulmaal.org/donate.ย 

Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the charity has offices in: Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; Amman and Al Ramtha, Jordan; and Karachi, Pakistan.ย 

 

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724,680 Meals Delivered to Families in Yemen https://baitulmaal.org/724680-meals-delivered-to-families-in-yemen/ Thu, 03 Dec 2020 14:00:52 +0000 https://baitulmaal.org/?p=87624

IBB, YEMEN, December 3, 2020 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian aid organization, with funding support from global activism nonprofit Avaaz, distributed 1,342 food packages providing an estimated 724,680 meals to families suffering from acute malnutrition during the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

The aid is in response to food insecurity experienced by refugee and host communities in Ibb – Directorate of Dhihar and Al-Mishnah Al Hudayda – Al Barea District, with the focus on women-headed households and financially marginalized families. The food baskets contained staples such as flour, rice, sugar, oil and canned vegetables for a total of 8,052 individuals.

Elizabeth Sohail, programs manager at Baitulmaal, said the food delivery is part of a larger effort to get critical aid to displaced families facing worsening hardships in Yemen.

โ€œPeople there are hungrier, sicker, and more vulnerable,โ€ said Sohail. โ€œThese food packages can be the difference between life and death for many families.โ€

The United Nations describes Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 80 percent of the population reliant on humanitarian aid. According to their Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis of malnutrition in southern Yemen, acute cases in children under five reached a new high, increasing about 10 percent in 2020 to more than half a million. This rise is due in part to recent flooding, escalating conflict, economic decline, significant underfunding and the coronavirus pandemic.

United Nations Secretary General Antรณnio Guterres issued a statement on November 20, 2020, that โ€œYemen is now in imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decadesโ€ and that millions of people could die without immediate action. Sofia Latif, senior operations officer at Avaaz, said teaming up with Baitulmaal was an avenue to provide essential life-saving support.

โ€œYemen is being ravaged by civil war, a cholera epidemic, massive starvation and now a global pandemic,โ€ said Latif. โ€œWe felt an imperative to work with a reputable charity to get food to the starving and water to the thirsty in hopes that we can save lives that might otherwise be lost through inaction.โ€

Since 2018, Baitulmaal has sent over $5.6 million in aid that provided meals, antibiotics, medical supplies, and hygiene kits to Yemen. If you would like to learn more or contribute to the emergency aid programs at Baitulmaal, please visit their website at Baitulmaal.org.

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2020 Winter Social Post (Yemen) https://baitulmaal.org/2020-winter-social-post-yemen/ Fri, 13 Nov 2020 22:02:05 +0000 https://baitulmaal.org/?p=87558

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Winter kills 20 times more people than any other season. The cold can be deadly, even when it’s not freezing, for people living in harsh conditions due to poverty of displacement.

I’m posting this because I want you to help by donating to the trusted 4-star charity @baitulmaal. They are providing winter clothing, blankets, heating stoves, and food assistance to people in Yemen, Syria, Pakistan, Palestine, India, and Bangladesh.

Donate at baitulmaal.org/give4winter

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Winter kills 20 times more people than any other season. The cold can be deadly, even when it’s not freezing, for people living in harsh conditions due to poverty of displacement.

I’m posting this because I want you to help by donating to the trusted 4-star charity @baitulmaal_usa. They are providing winter clothing, blankets, heating stoves, and food assistance to people in Yemen, Syria, Pakistan, Palestine, India, and Bangladesh.

Click on the link in my bio or go to baitulmaal.org/give4winter

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Winter kills 20x more ppl than other seasons. Help @baitulmaal save lives this winter with #clothes #blankets #heaters #food at baitulmaal.org/give4winter #give4winter

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2020 Winter Social Post (All) https://baitulmaal.org/2020-winter-social-media-posts-general/ Fri, 13 Nov 2020 16:35:01 +0000 https://baitulmaal.org/?p=87513

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Winter kills 20 times more people than any other season. The cold can be deadly, even when it’s not freezing, for people living in harsh conditions due to poverty of displacement.

I’m posting this because I want you to help by donating to the trusted 4-star charity @baitulmaal. They are providing winter clothing, blankets, heating stoves, and food assistance to people in Yemen, Syria, Pakistan, Palestine, India, and Bangladesh.

Donate at baitulmaal.org/give4winter

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Winter kills 20 times more people than any other season. The cold can be deadly, even when it’s not freezing, for people living in harsh conditions due to poverty of displacement.

I’m posting this because I want you to help by donating to the trusted 4-star charity @baitulmaal_usa. They are providing winter clothing, blankets, heating stoves, and food assistance to people in Yemen, Syria, Pakistan, Palestine, India, and Bangladesh.

Click on the link in my bio or go to baitulmaal.org/give4winter

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Winter kills 20x more ppl than other seasons. Help @baitulmaal save lives this winter with #clothes #blankets #heaters #food at baitulmaal.org/give4winter #give4winter

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